Lean Mean Green Machine Pup Treats

October 9, 2013

vegan homemade dog treats

My Wednesday is a cool little chick with no time for nonsense. She likes what she likes… and she likes human food. She recently had a tussle with a rough and tumble rare camphylobacter infection and she fought like a champ to kick its nasty bacteria butt. I like to think that her exposure to yummy, nutritious whole foods helped give her immune system a boost and a fighting chance in the battle against this E coli-esque sickness.

Spinach is one of Wednesday’s favorites; I know, she’s a bit strange, she takes after me and I have accepted this. She usually trots around like a high-falutin’ pony (she’s a Miniature Pinscher, but I swear she moves like a show horse when she’s happy) with a spinach leaf until she finds a comfy spot to lovingly devour said green. I figured since she loves spinach so much and since she has clearly overcome the ridicule from the other dogs (they say she’s silly for not frolicking happily about with a piece of chicken…pshawww) why not design a lean mean green machine treat for her so she can enjoy the benefits of spinach (numerous infection fighting vitamins like A and K, antioxidant properties to get rid of nasties etc.) while nomming some other healthy ingredients as well? Well, without further ado…

 

Lean Mean Green Machine Pup Treats

Makes about 20 Medium Sized Treats

2 cups whole leaf spinach, washed and roughly chopped

3 small bananas, peeled and sliced

1 tbsp. natural peanut butter

3 cups rolled oats

½ cup whole wheat or quinoa flour

1 tsp whole flax seeds

1 cup water

½ tsp. vegetable oil

 

Place spinach, bananas and water in the food processor and blend until smooth

Add oats ½ cup at a time while blending on LOW in order to not overwhelm the food processor

Add flax seeds and continue to blend

Add vegetable oil and continue to blend on low

Add flour a pinch at a time while blending (*obviously stop blending when adding ingredients, silly people)

Blend on low until the dough is thick and uniform texture

Pour into a greased 13” x 9” pan and bake for 20-30 minutes until hard to the touch of a fork

Remove from oven and let cool

Slice into small bite-sized pieces and store in an airtight container (preferably in the fridge)

 

Enjoy ! Happy Wednesday!

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Photo: Kate Coffey

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Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.

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